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Gerboise bleue

Gerboise bleue

A Feature film by Djamel Ouahab

Produced by Kalame Films

Release in France : 11/02/2009

    Synopsis

    Gerboise Bleue tells the story of French veterans and Algerian Tuaregs who were victims of the first French atomic tests in the Sahara carried out between 1960 and 1966.

    For the first time, the last remaining survivors recount their struggle to achieve official recognition that the exposure to the tests resulted in illnesses, and reveal the conditions in which these tests really took place.

    For the first time, I went to Gerboise Bleue’s ground zero, the first French atomic bomb test in the air four times superior to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, where access has been forbidden for 47 years by the Algerian authorities.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Kalame Films

    French distribution :

    Shellac

    Photos (2)

    Full credits (9)

    Assistant director :

    Marie Emery

    Director of Photography :

    Djamel Ouahab

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Stanislas Baudry

    Sound Editor :

    Marc Nouyrigat

    Sound Mixer :

    Frédéric Théry

    Screenwriter :

    Djamel Ouahab

    Production Manager :

    Sadek Djermoune

    Editor :

    Djamel Ouahab

    Music Composer :

    Hugues Tabar-Nouval

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    11/02/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    119.652

    Visa issue date :

    20/01/2009

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None